The USA Has Overthrown a Lot of Governments
Yesterday the Democratic party moved over to new levels of Fucktardery when they blamed the Russians for funding and coordinating the ongoing racial based protests in the USA.
As things currently stand, the Republicans and the Right blame ANTIFA, Anarchists and the Left, whilst the Democrats and the Left blame White Power people and Russia.
Blaming Russia, of course, was made popular when Trump won the 2016 election allegedly (although thus disproved) with Russian election interference.
One of the most amazing parts of just how butt hurt Americans got was that America and her allies don’t just “interfere” in elections, but invade, or arrange coups in literally any country with a government we don’t like. Sometimes this is for ideology, but most of the time, it’s literally for money.
Here’s our collection of some of favorite governments either overthrown, or helped to power by Uncle Sam.
Guatemala 1954 – Coup Against Arbenz
The 1954 Guatemalan coup d’état, code-named Operation PBSUCCESS was the ousting of the democratically elected Jacobo Arbenz. Arbenz had crazy extremist ideas like democracy and rights for workers. This definitely angered United Fruit Company, who lobbied for the coup.
Not only was the coup internationally condemned, but it resulted in a left-wing insurgency, multiple right-wing dictatorships and hundreds of thousands of dead people.
Cuba 1961 – Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs invasion (Spanish: invasión de bahía de Cochinos; sometimes called invasión de Playa Girón or Batalla de Girón, after the Playa Girón) was one of the few stories here with a bit more of a happy ending. America had supported the dictatorship of Batista for many years and thus ensured the success of the Cuban Revolution.
Unhappy after pushing Cuba towards the communist bloc, they hired a bunch of mercenaries to take back Cuba. It was a failure and almost led to World War 3 via the Cuban Missile Crisis. And they are still standing! Viva Raul Castro.
Chile 1973 – the Overthrow of Salvador Allente
The 1973 Chilean coup d’état was the overthrow of the socialist President of Chile Salvador Allende by the army, and national police assisted greatly by the CIA. Chile, after years of back and forth military rule, had democratically elected Mr. Allente.
Fearful of the rising left-wing sentiments of the Americas and heaven forbid their success sponsored Augusto Pinochet to take power. Allente was killed, and many thousands more were disappeared by the Pinochet regime. The cloud of this era still very much pollutes Chile.
Granada 1983 – Overthrow of Socialist Government
The United States invasion of Grenada began at dawn on 25 October 1983. The USA overthrew the military government that had overthrown the socialist New Jewel Movement of the late Maurice Bishop.
Officially the invasion was to protect the few American citizens on the island, but in reality, it was pure ideology. The Americans stated that it would be a bad message “if tiny Grenada were to succeed at socialism.”
1991 First Gulf War
No one would argue that Saddam Hussein was not a great bloke, but there are detailed documents that show that when the President of Iraq spoke to the US about his issues with Kuwait, the US replied;
“We have no opinion on your Arab-Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960s, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America.”
Some might argue that quotes like these (and there are more) might have persuaded the Iraqis to invade. Of course, what has followed since is US boots on the ground throughout the middle-east and thus supply of the oil.
1996 US Helps Yeltsin Get Reelected
Back in 1996, “shock therapy” had failed in Russia and the Communist Party were on the brink of winning the 1996 presidential election in Russia. Now that would never do, would it! Bill Clinton desperately wanted to help. “I want this guy to win so bad,” he told Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, “it hurts.”
Rather than covertly using bots or other such undercover crap, what the Americans did was coach Yeltsin, provide advisors and made sure the country received a $10 billion loan. Yeltsin won the election.
So, the next time someone complains about Putin, remember he was our guy’s guy.
2009 Honduran Coup
The 2009 Honduran coup d’état, part of the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis, occurred when the Honduran Army on 28 June 2009 followed orders from the Honduran Supreme Court to oust President Manuel Zelaya from where he was sent into exile.
Zelaya, whilst a left-winger was far more conservative than Chavez or Morales, but still scared the Americans. After trying to change the constitution, he was ousted by the military with covert American support and the US immediately recognizing his successor.
2019 Ousting of Eva Morales
Eva Morales was a firebrand popular indigenous leader of Bolivia, a left-winger and essentially everything that America hates. After the disputed elections of 19 October, there were demonstrations that were probably calmer than what is going on in America, which led to the army sending Morales into exile.
It has since been discovered that Morales did, in fact, win the disputed elections, but it is now too late to put the genie back in the bottle.
2020 Meddling in Hong Kong
Even whilst the US is burning to the ground with a 35% joblessness rate, deaths from coronavirus and the country at near revolution following the murder of an unarmed black citizen America still feels it is right to interfere elsewhere.
It is fairly clear to most observers that there is a new cold war coming between the US and China, with Hong Kong being a proxy battlefield. The US has recently put sanctions on China over its handling of Hong Kong, whilst simultaneously threatening to send troops on its own people.
Ever wondered what the difference between a rioter and a protestor is? You simply need to check the coverage of Hong Kong vs America.
So, the next time you hear a leftie or a rightie complain about meddling in US elections, tell them to look a bit deeper into their recent history and have a big glass of shut the fuck up.